Byrdena "Birdie" Dlugosch

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Byrdena "Birdie" Dlugosch Obituary
Byrdena Dlugosch nee Elbert, age 96, of Storm Lake, Iowa, a woman of great strength and faith, died on March 7, 2014 at high noon. She was the devoted wife of the late Paul Albert Dlugosch and loving mother of Paul John (Joyce) Dlugosch, Susan (Patrick) Ormsby and Anne (Kevin) McGrath, all of whom she loved dearly and whom she taught by her example to live life to the fullest. She is further survived by her eleven grandchildren who were her pride and joy: Paul Albert (Andrea) Dlugosch; Pete (Kelly) Dlugosch; Mindy (Paul) Purcell; Lisa (Teddy) Sampson; Jennifer Armstrong; Patrick (Susan) Ormsby; Christopher (Dr. Raechel Willard) Ormsby; Kevin McGrath; Timothy McGrath; Brian (Elizabeth) McGrath; Molly McGrath and nineteen great grandchildren; her nieces: Patricia, Julie and Becky Elbert; extended family and many friends. Birdie was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dlugosch; her parents, John and Leora Elbert; and her stepbrother, George and his wife, Lucille. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School, 312 Seneca Street Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 12, 2014
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